of Merrick

View Other Service Areas
Our Clients

Client Feedback
Tell others about your experience

Goldendoodle - Merrick
Buddy is one giant teddy bear. When he is out and about he will often draw stares because of his cuteness. We love taking care of him in CAMP. He is so sweet and cuddly and very friendly. One of his favorite things to do on his walks is meeting new people and if he likes you he may even surprise you by giving you a big wet kiss. And, if you give Buddy a scrap of turkey ... you may even get two kisses.

Shitzu - Bellmore
Teddy is such a cutie. He doesn't like to go too far from home when we go out for our walks. He has a sweet tooth and loves to indulge in treats. One of the treats he most favors are the ones that look like actual cream filled cookies. Yum!

Bernese Mountain Dog - Merrick
Benny, a gorgeous Bernese Mountain Dog that looks like a real-life stuffed animal and was once was a prize-winning showdog is not only a model dog, but also gentle and mild mannered. And don't let his large size fool you. Under all that fluffy fur, Benny is super sweet and adorable. He loves getting lots of hugs and kisses and we love giving it to him!

Boxer mix - Williston Park
Madison is such a sweetie. She loves getting lots of TLC and we love giving it to her. She just turned 3 and we loved celebrating her birthday with her. Happy Birthday Madison!!!

Isis loves being in CAMP. She likes to hang out in the yard whether she is chasing a ball or a squirrel or just relaxing on the grass. She is so sweet and is very mellow, but also has a fun, feisty side to her.

- Wantagh
Mimosa is such a beautiful cat with such a sweet temperament. She is very playful and fun to be around. She takes beautiful photos and is extremely photogenic.

Norfolk Terrier - Merrick
Baxter has lots of energy and is so much fun to take care of when his family goes away. He not only has great fashion sense (we love his lime green bandana) but, he also knows not to take himself too seriously. When Baxter isn't busy making new friends he likes to jump up and down and make silly sounds.

dalmation/labrador mix - Freeport
Freddie is so adorable. He has lots of spunk. He looks forward to his daily walks and is such a good boy.

Weimeraner - Merrick
Mr. Harry is a sweet and gentle dog, who looks forward to all the extra attentionhe gets during the daily visits when his owners go away.

Dalmation - Bellmore In Home Pet Services of Merrick
Lucy is such a playful girl and we love taking care of her when her mom and dad are away. She has loads of energy and enjoys our long walks together. She likes being indoors too and has a ball sitting on the couch and looking out the window to people and dog watch.

Labrador Retriever Mix - North Merrick
We love taking care of Flynn. She is such a sweet and playful girl. She enjoys the outdoors and all the long walks she gets during her daily visits. She is very loving and anyone who meets her is sure to fall in love.

Noah & Rudy
Portugese Water Dogs - Great Neck
Noah & Rudy are two peas in a pod.
They get stopped in the street all the time since they resemble President Obama's Portuguese Water dogs, Bo and Sunny.
Such handsome boys, their loving, gentle nature makes them a joy to be around.
One of their favorite things to do is to walk side by side during their walks and to be in the company of others.

Bentley & Beacon
Bernadoodle - Merrick
We love Beacon (left) and Bentley (right). They make look like twins, but they are not. They have different sets of parents, but they are the best of friends. When they are together-- which is alot-- they love to goof off. They are both fun-loving and sweet and super silly as you can see in this photo. Beacon is a big ham sticking out his tongue and Bentley is just being mellow. We love having them whenever they visit.

Miniature Labradoodle - Floral Park
Copper gets to stay with us at Camp when his parents are away - and we loving having him as our guest here! Copper is so much fun - he has loads of energy and is very friendly. He likes to play and run around in the yard every chance he gets and he always puts a smile on our faces!

Puggle - Bellmore
Leni loves to take his daily strolls around the neighborhood. He enjoys all the smells ofl his surroundings from the scent of freshly cut grass to flowers that are in bloom and the brisk clean air.

German Shepherd - North Merrick
We love taking care of Blitz when his family goes away. He is a sweet lovable dog that loves to go out for long walks. He enjoys sniffing around and taking in all the sights around town - and he's so handsome too!

cockerspaniel - Manhasset
We love having Mocha stay with us at doggie camp. She loves her long walks than curling up on my lap to unwind. Her easy going, sweet nature makes her a pleasure to be around. Her mocha colored coat is so soft and matches perfectly with her puppy dog eyes. We can't wait to see her again ...

Shiba Inu - Massapequa
Dexter is a little shy once you meet him but,once he warms up to you he will be your best friend. His smiley face will put you in an instant good mood. He is a love and we always enjoy taking care of him.

Morkie - N. Bellmore
Oakley has such great energy. He is always full of smiles and loves to just go with the flow. Whether it is a walk, playtime or just quiet time he is up for anything. He is sweet and very lovable and always lots of fun to be around. In the photo he looks so handsome and stylish in his sweater. Go Oakley!

Shitzu-Standard Poodle Mix -
Tucker has such a mushy face you just want to kiss. He's got lots of spunk and a great personality. He loves his long walks and especially his playtime. He is a people person. He is super fun to be around and enjoys doing tricks especially for Cheez-its.

Your Name

Your Location

Your Feedback

Contact Us

Send us a message

Your Name

Your Email



Where did you hear about us?


See & Hear What Our Clients Say

Stacie Geffner
Merrick, New York
We have used this service for two years now, and have always been very pleased. Ruth and Bill, owners, are reliable, flexible, and care about our dog like their own. We even get updates while we're away! I would highly recommend In Home Pet Services!

We have been using In Home Pet Services for a couple of years now for our vacations. Ruth is very responsive and accommodating and Bill takes great care of our diabetic dog while away - even giving him his twice daily injections. We highly recommend them to anyone in need of care for their pets.

We have now been using In Home Pet Services for a few months, my husband found Ruth and Bill's information online. We have them visiting twice a day to let our puppy out and break up his day a little.

I have to say we couldn't be happier with the service, Ruth and Bill couldn't be easier to work with. There have been times where we have had a schedule change or where we have needed them last minute and it's never been an issue, they are always so accommodating. They leave a note from each visit and sometimes send us pictures via text from their visit, we look forward to seeing how our Ralphie faired for the day, and from the notes it really shows what good hands our puppy is in. They really care about him and that is/was something that was important to us. I also really like that their service is one on one, so our puppy is not among a bunch of other dogs and fighting for attention, he's the focus. I would hands-down recommend this service to anyone looking for a little help with their pet or just a little peace of mind.

Ruth and Bill have been taking such amazing care of our pups Buster and Bernie for over and year and we could not recommend them more highly! Our Pomeranin and Chihuahua are not the easiest two to take care of but Bill aways spends the extra time to make sure these fussy little monsters get their afternoon walk and exercise! They are so flexible and reliable when my husbands and my crazy work schedule changes last minute- we can always count on them to accommodate last minute changes. THey are so warm and friendly and such a pleasure to work with, we don't know what the pups would do without them! Thank you so much for your unparalleled service and love for our fur babies!!!

Mugsy is a very active 7 year old puggle who is very stubborn and set in his ways. The times that Mugsy has been at In Home Pet Services in Merrick, I am confident that he has been well cared for and loved. Treated like an extension of their own family. I have every confidence in their care and treatment of all their dogs and would highly recommend using their services. I wouldnt call anyone else to take care of Mugsy while we go away.

Ruth helped us take care of our girl Mimosa while away, we can't believe it took us so long to find her! Mimosa, our 2 yr old cat, was very happy when we came home, I'm sure she missed us but we could tell she had a good time and made a new friend. We are going away soon, and already contacted Ruth to care for Mimosa, she is very accommodating, sent us pictures of Mimosa, took care of the mail, watered our plant, just amazing, you won't be disappointed and your pet will love her!

Judy Reich
We are very happy with In Home Pet Services in Merrick.
Ruth walks our dog Teddy and he loves all the attention she gives him. This service is dependable, flexible and they love animals. Their fees are reasonable.

P.S. Teddy loves their treats.!

Colleen Tracey
I LOVE Ruth and Bill...everyday I leave for work knowing that my pups will be well taken care of. My mail is brought in, they clean up any accidents French bulldogs are stubborn!
and always leave me great notes about the time they spent with Rosie and Louie. Thank you for all of what you do!

Jo Ann
North Babylon
Ruth and Bill are by far the best pet sitters around. They kept in touch with us during our puppy stay with them and made us feel at ease as soon as we met them. I look forward to going away again knowing we have no worries about our dog now. He was happy and well taken care of.

Gail Goodstein
* Troy Pl Merrick
Tedi, our 14 yr old retreiver mix is the elder statesman of our neighborhood, loved by many. He is a sweetheart and
gives us much joy. We used Bill's services to care for
Tedi and can go away with a free mind. During a snow storm
he was safe, taken to their home. I will use their service
again and will recommend them.

Laura Krachenfels
We have used In Home Pet Services of Merrick multiple times now. We utilize their in-home boarding for our dog Dexter every time we go away. This is soooo much better than leaving your dog in a kennel. You can tell that Ruth and Bill really love taking care of these animals. It is also so convenient and affordable! We feel so completely comfortable leaving our love Dexter with them while we are away. At this point, when I drop Dexter off, he recognizes the house and runs right up! I love knowing that my dog is being cared for by people that really care. I love that he is not all cooped up in crate somewhere. I love that when he's there, he has many other dogs to play with. Ruth and Bill walk the dogs regularly and they also have a yard where the dogs can run around. I also really appreciate the texts and pictures that Ruth sends to me while I'm away to show me what a good time Dexter is having! We HIGHLY recommend In Home Pet Services of Merrick. We truly feel at ease leaving our dog with them while we are away! -Laura and Doug

Kind, friendly, caring, safe, flexible reliable, service-oriented. I could go on an on about how wonderful Ruth, Bill, and the crew at In Home Pet Services of Merrick have been. But the greatest praise I can share is that they have become valued friends to my dogs, my family, and myself. The peace of mind they provide by taking such good care of our pets is absolutely priceless.

Ruth and Bill went above and beyond when they cared for my precious 13 year old golden retriever Candi during hurricane Sandy. They took excellent care of all her needs while also watching over our home during this very stressful time. I would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone who is looking for quality loving care for their pet. I'm so lucky to have found them. Thank you Ruth and Bill !!!

Such a wonderful experience! Ruth and Bill and their family took such good care of my Roxy while I was on a cruise for 12 days. They loved her like she was their own. Roxy was so happy and had a wonderful time. It was such a comfort to have piece of mind leaving my baby with such loving people. Thank you so much again!

Kew Gardens
Completely the BEST! Compassionate, loving, stress free for Willow (and me). I travel internationally and need to KNOW beyond a doubt that Willow is in the best care possible. Ruth & Bill have made that possible. I get daily updates and pictures of her good times and activity. I feel like they adopt Willow as an extended family member when shes visiting. I wouldnt take Willow anywhere else! If there was a Michelin/Zagat recommendation for dog boarding they would definitely be number 1 on the list!

Floral Park
I don't know what I would do without Ruth and Bill. We have been able to leave our 1 year old pup Copper with them a couple of times now, one visit for 2 weeks, knowing that he was being well looked after, which kept our minds at ease. He has a great time, no problem going with them when we leave him. I love that they send us reports and photos when on a long visit. He will be visiting them again.

With an older dog and a seven day vacation I couldn't ask my neighbor to watch him the entire week, so what to do? Fortunately, I found In Home Pet Services of Merrick, and a happy solution. My neighbor let Jack out in the morning and for a little while in the afternoon, then in home came at night for his final walk and feeding and any other concerns Jack needed. I found the husband and wife team very personable, avid animal lovers, qualified, reliable and their prices very reasonable. Bill came every night played with Jack, gave him his meds, cleaned up after him and bonded with Jack so he would be happy while staying alone. In short, I had a worry free vacation and Jack was not stressed. This is something I should have done years ago. I highly recommend In Home Pet Services of Merrick and will use them again. Thanks Bill and Ruth Bob Selvaggio.

I would like to thank Ruth and Bill for caring for my beautiful Golden Retriever Candi. She passed away at the age of 15 in April. As an older dog she had special needs. Ruth and Bill met those needs with caring and kindness. I never liked to leave Candi for very long because of her advanced age, but when I did I was always confident that she was in good hands with Ruth and Bill caring for her. I hope to get another Golden Retriever in the future and will not hesitate to call upon Ruth and Bill again.

South Bellmore
Ruth and Bill have been caring for our Goldendoodle, Cookie, since she was a puppy; 3 years already! They are amazing with our dog, very flexible, and a pleasure to know. Cookie has stayed with them on several occasions and is always happy to be at their house. I have recommended my parents and friends. Everyone has had a great experience! Thank you Ruth & Bill!

Sharyn Levine
We, like many others were hit by hurricane Sandy around the time we were going away on business. I don't know what I would have done had it not been for Bill. He not only took care of my Benny but he watched over everything that needed to be done while i was away. I have a large saltwater tank and he did what ever he could to keep them alive, having had no power for 12 days. When Lipa came he was there. I knew I could relax knowing this wonderful couple was there to love and take good care of my pride and joy, Benny. Benny had surgery 2 weeks before for cancer and His needs were tended to with loving care..I was truly blessed to have found Bill and Ruth... thank you so so much. I will never forget this....You went way beyond the call of duty... Lovingly, Sharyn

Our dogs Tucker and Isis stayed over at Ruth and Bill's doggie CAMP while we were away on a 10 day vacation. Usually when I go away I stress over how my dogs are coping but I felt at total ease with them at doggie camp, it was like a home away from home for them. It was nice to get email updates that included pictures of Tucker and Isis playing their hearts our in their yard! I can honestly say that I felt like they treated our puppies like their were a part of their family and gave them plenty of love and attention in our absence. I would highly recommend using them, their rates were more than reasonable and you couldn't put you pet in better hands! I know we will certainly be back !! :) Thank you again for your wonderful care of our dogs.

Meg and Noah Blitzen
Our experience with In Home Pet Services has been nothing but amazing! Ruth and Bill put our minds at ease knowing that they were always around to help take care of our four-legged friend, Blitzen. They are kind, dependable and honest! I would highly recommend them to anyone!

Kate Stake
North Merrick
Kate Stake
I've used In Home Pet Services a few times now and I've been very happy with the service thus far. The initial in-home consultation was thorough, so I left home feeling good about my dog being in capable hands. When Bill came by the house for payment once I got back from the weekend, my dog was out the door and violently wagging her tail at his feet...so there's no doubt she's perfectly comfortable and happy with the caregivers. Reasonably priced ,which isn't easy to find, easygoing, and have been more than flexible and accommodating with my schedule of last-minute needs or changes. In the month I have been using them I've had no complaints whatsoever. Highly recommend.

We have used Ruth and Bill for quite a few years and this year as well ,for our prethanksgiving holiday. Our 10 year old Benji had a wonderful time 8 days no less. And Ruth/bill sent us a couple of pictures of Benji (picture worth 1000 words) and he was happy, my wife and I can highly recommend them ,you can leave your pet and have a great time not having to worry.
Best wishes to every one for the upcoming holidays:-)

I had a great experience leaving my 5 yr old boxer with Ruth from In Home Pet Services last week. The moment I met her I saw how wonderfully she interacted with my shy dog. She was great on keeping me up to date with how he was responding to her. I am grateful to have found her and look forward to using In Home Services in Merrick again.
Thank you Ruth!

I call In Home Pet Services of Merrick to walk my dog Baxter when I am working a long day and cannot get home in time. I love the convenience and flexibility of the service. And, their rates are very reasonable. I also recently traveled with my family for a few days and left Baxter in their doggie camp. I knew Baxter was in good hands. I didn't even have to check in on him. They sent me photos and he looked like he didn't miss us at all! I definitely recommend them for anyone who is looking for a reliable dog walker or for anyone going away and is looking for a home away from home for their pet.

Sara Price
Zoey 7 months old had 2 wonderful stays with Ruth and Bill. She stayed for her first overnight and it was great. Ruth was kind enough to text pictures of Zoey to me because she knew I was a little nervous.

Zoey stayed for a second visit for 4 nights and did great. When we brought her into Ruth and Bill's house she was very familiar and was happy to be there. Ruth and Bill truly love animals and I feel they treated Zoey like their own. Once again Ruth texted pictures to me and kept in touch.

I will definitely use InHome Pet Service of Merrick again !

I'm so grateful I found Ruth and Bill to care for my dog Chloe whenever I am away from home. I always feel secure leaving Chloe because I know she is in great hands. I love that I constantly receive pictures and updates of Chloe when I am away! I can't thank Ruth and Bill enough!

East Meadow
I have an older cat who sometimes needs a little special attention. I felt like I was always asking family, friends, and neighbors, if they could come in and feed Sami when I work late or wanted to go on vacation. I called Ruth and spoke to her about what I needed for Sami. Bill has taken care of Sami for me on many occasions and even sends me a text to let me know all is ok. They are fabulous and I would highly recommend to anyone who asks! Thanks so much Bill!!

North Bellmore
We recently rescued/adopted an adorable Morkie and my wife and I both work full-time. We were, of course, worried about leaving him alone for too long during the day. As a result, we searched for the right solution to our situation and have been remarkably surprised at the level of service and customization that Ruth and her colleagues have provided us. We ALWAYS come home to a happy, well exercised dog with fresh water and a big smile. We are sooo thankful we discovered Ruth and Bill and highly recommend their services to anyone in need!!! Top notch!!